Archive for May, 2012

Fish For FREE This Saturday; Kids Clinics Scheduled Statewide

Posted May 30, 2012 By High Country Posts

Whether you’re an old hand at fishing or if you feel like testing the waters for the first time, Saturday, June 2, is the perfect time to get out and make a cast or two at lakes and streams across New Mexico — no license required.

June 2, 2012, is National Fishing Day, and to celebrate, the State Game Commission is granting all anglers, residents and nonresidents a day of free fishing on public waters statewide. On this special day, no one needs a license or stamp, although bag limits and all other fishing rules apply. Read the remainder of this entry »

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Alphabet Soup of Skin Cancer (Part 2)

Posted May 29, 2012 By Robin

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. Now that we have celebrated the official kick-off of summer, I’d like to continue my discussion of skin cancer. Last week, I talked about the characteristics and prevalence of various forms of skin cancer. This week, I would like to talk about prevention.

From news reports to marketing campaigns, we are inundated with the message to “wear sunscreen.” It is valid advice, but I find most people do not really understand the letters printed across sunscreen labels. SPF…UVA…UVB…huh!? If you are not able to decode these letters and their subsequent numbers, how do you know that you are adequately protecting your skin from radiation from the sun? Let’s shed some light on what these abbreviations mean. Read the remainder of this entry »

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(Santa Fe) – The New Mexico Department of Health and New Mexico Environment Department today issued a smoke advisory for areas of New Mexico affected by smoke from wildfires in the Gila Wilderness in southwest New Mexico. Wind directions from the west to east have caused smoke impacts as far away as Roswell and into west Texas. Wind shifts could bring smoke impacts to other locations. Based on current extreme drought conditions, it is possible that smoke in the region could persist until the monsoon season. Read the remainder of this entry »

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The Sacramento District Review – June 2012

Posted May 28, 2012 By High Country Posts

In this Month’s Issue:
Pines Stewardship Project
Trees of the Sacramento Mountains
Summer Office Hours
Evening Lecture Series

The Sacramento District Review is a monthly newsletter prepared by the Sacramento Ranger District of the Lincoln National Forest.

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Follow Me to the Senior Center Senioritis

Posted May 27, 2012 By Mountain Seniors

by Carl and Jo Ann Hauser
Yes, it’s graduation time again here on our mountain. The senior Bears can’t wait to step out into the real world. To borrow a phrase from Martin Luther King, “Free at last; free at last. Thank God Almighty; we are free at last!” Except in this case the graduating seniors are now free to get a job, get their own place, get a job, go to college, get a job, vote, get a job, get married, or even get a job! Read the remainder of this entry »

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Cloudcroft, N.M. (May 23, 2012) The Sacramento Ranger District will open the Forest Service slash pit near Cloudcroft on June 2 and 9, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to accommodate private landowners disposing of slash. Thereafter, the slash pit will be open on scheduled Saturdays continuing through summer and fall, conditions permitting. Sacramento Ranger District employees will voluntarily staff the slash pit for access by local landowners, as scheduled. Read the remainder of this entry »

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